BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 2:25PM CDT

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Chasing up a tip from fellow Seibertron.com member william-james88, we were able to track down the official BotCon solicit for the Diamond Edition Cover of the 2014 comic, featuring a nice homage to the 1986 Transformers Movie poster with the box set replacing the original cast - check out the art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer below!

Story: Marty Isenberg
Artist Name(s): Hayato Sakamoto
Cover Artist(s): Marcelo Matere

Noble, wise, and loyal to the cause, the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON are steadfast in their protection of their homeworld. Any villainy that dare threaten the planet will be met with valiant courage, unwavering will, and Cybertron’s greatest warriors! All that and more will be tested soon enough though…

What remains of UNICRON has cast its shadow over CYBERTRON for years; a constant reminder to the inhabitants of the planet CYBERTRON of the war that almost destroyed their homeworld. Although he has been dormant for a long time, CAPTAIN CANNONBALL, SCORPONOK and the pirate crew of the STAR SEEKERS have arrived to change that. Hoping to use UNICRON's insatiable appetite to drain CYBERTRON dry of energon, the pirates may have underestimated the CHAOS BRINGER's own ambitions...

Featuring an amazing 1986 Transformers: The Movie homage cover by Transformers artist Marcelo Matere with exclusive content included as well!


Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed
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Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1600723)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on August 20th, 2014 @ 2:43pm CDT
:APPLAUSE: nostalgia :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN: this is amazing i give credit to the people who made this
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1600822)
Posted by Transformers_leader on August 20th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CDT
That is just amazing.
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1600846)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2014 @ 12:11am CDT
That description is full of it. They're not the "Knights of Cybertron", Unicron isn't brought online as this text would suggest, Scorponok is no one of importance in this comic, and the planet-moded Unicron in the artwork is purely false advertisement.

Still looks awesome, though.
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1600850)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2014 @ 12:46am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:That description is full of it. They're not the "Knights of Cybertron", Unicron isn't brought online as this text would suggest, Scorponok is no one of importance in this comic, and the planet-moded Unicron in the artwork is purely false advertisement.

Still looks awesome, though.


:APPLAUSE: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1600973)
Posted by triKlops on August 21st, 2014 @ 11:49am CDT
Excellent homage; looking forward to getting my copy.
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1601041)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on August 21st, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:That description is full of it. They're not the "Knights of Cybertron", Unicron isn't brought online as this text would suggest, Scorponok is no one of importance in this comic, and the planet-moded Unicron in the artwork is purely false advertisement.

Still looks awesome, though.


:APPLAUSE: :michaelbay: :KREMZEEK:



(thinks to self: should i agree with sabrblade?) (answers self : yes) :D :APPLAUSE: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :BOT: :DANCE: :-B
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1677256)
Posted by MartianSpyGirl1996 on April 20th, 2015 @ 7:48pm CDT
Excuse my bumpage...
Did Marcelo ever offer this cover art as a print/lithograph/poster ever?
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1679389)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on April 25th, 2015 @ 8:58pm CDT
I liked being able to pick up two Comic Con Hasbro bags full of toys
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1752623)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 6th, 2016 @ 3:49pm CST
I realize that this is a serious necrobump, but my question pertains to Pirate Scorponok, who is included in this topic.

Question: to those of you who own the BotCon version and are also fans of the actual Marvel G1 comics, do you consider the toy an acceptable representation of the character on the pages?
Re: BotCon 2014 Comic - Diamond Edition Cover Art by Marcelo Matere and Thomas Deer Revealed (1752636)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2016 @ 4:35pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:I realize that this is a serious necrobump, but my question pertains to Pirate Scorponok, who is included in this topic.

Question: to those of you who own the BotCon version and are also fans of the actual Marvel G1 comics, do you consider the toy an acceptable representation of the character on the pages?
I think he could work as Marvel Scorponok. The toy is a good size compared to Powermaster Optimus Prime (the G1 toy), and the headsculpt is based on Scorponok's U.S. head design, which the comics design used.



The only thing I can think of that might put someone off of using BotCon Scorponok as Marvel Scorponok is that the toy mold is just the Energon Scorponok design in G1 colors rather than actually using the G1 Scorponok design (American or Japanese). Like, G1 Scorponok didn't have treads on his legs or a jet cockpit and crane hook on his tail, or really big purple shoulders.

So if one isn't bothered by the design differences between the toy and comic designs, I think it would work fine.

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